The Board of NWSF is delighted to announce that we have secured the services of Jeremy Toivonen as our new CEO, who will replace Mark Lockie who is retiring this year. Jeremy will commence on 27 September.
Over the past 25 years, Jeremy has developed a comprehensive knowledge of, and gained vast experience in, engaging with national, state and local sporting organisations; predominantly in football. Jeremy holds a BA in Sports Administration (University of Canberra) and previously held the position of Member Services Manager at Football Australia. For 17 years Jeremy was General Manager of Manly Warringah Football Association Inc. and Manly United Football Club Ltd; serving a combined total of approx. 20,000 registered participants.
In accepting the role, Jeremy said:
"Football is entering a very exciting phase across the country and I'm very proud, excited and privileged to be involved in its delivery with the team at North West Sydney Football."
"This region is renowned, not only for a great history and passion for the game, but a great footballing culture that has established it as the number one sport in the area."
"I very much look forward to working closely with the board, staff, clubs and community as we all strive to deliver the best product and experience for all members, regardless of what level they engage at."
In these uncertain times that we are currently facing, it was heart-warming to see local club All Saints Hunters Hill do their bit in supporting their local community during this latest lockdown.
Club President Euan Macled has always strived to connect the club to the community in a way that benefits everyone. Euan as the resident “ideas man” chose 3 local businesses that the club would fund. The idea was to incentivise a visit to the business by their ASH members who are asked to purchase something in addition. It was anticipated that for every $1 the club spends, ASH families spend an additional $2. The Club funded nearly 200 drinks over 3 days and Dachshund Coffee estimated the additional revenue to be $1500.
Club Registrar and local Michael Clayton credits the great initiate to the club community who surprised their local businesses, such as Dachshund Café, with an act of goodwill during this difficult time.
“When football is not being played it has been wonderful to still have something positive to connect the club to our members and the wider community.” said Matt Clayton.
Susy Selvarajan was hesitant at first when she initially introduced to Summer Football by some friends who she had played netball with, but they convinced her that if she could can catch a ball then she can definitely kick one too. Now Susy is a regular of one of North West Sydney Football’s Summer Football programs, and is recommending that everyone else, just like Susy’s did, turn their mates into teammates!
There are always beginner teams where you are all on the same page. The promises of new friendships and getting fitter is so worth it
Susy enjoys the aspect of playing outside in the beautiful summer evenings at one of our highest quality local synthetic grounds. Pennant Hills Summer Football competition has provided her with a fun way of meeting new people, playing with friends, being competitive and belonging to a team or group.
I really feel a sense of belonging to the community and meeting other women in the community have been my highlight
Summer Football provides players and clubs the opportunity to continue playing and refereeing their favourite sport during the spring and summer months. As a popular activity for both males and females, with junior and senior competitions run across 6 venues within North West Sydney Football, there is an abundance of choice for everyone!
As Susy suggests...
Just give it a go you won’t regret it!
Say goodbye to winter… and kick-start your summer! Heat up your summer and have fun playing summer football at one of the 6 centres across North West Sydney Football. https://www.nwsf.com.au/summer-football.html